Procrastination is something that many of us struggle with from time to time. Whether it’s putting off important work tasks, delaying exercise or healthy habits, or simply not getting around to things we want to do, procrastination can be a real problem. Fortunately, there are many books available that can help you understand why you procrastinate and how to overcome it. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the five best books to help you stop procrastinating.

However, here is an extra bonus book. Getting Things Done by David Allen. I’ve had this book since the day it came out, and never read it all, so a great procrastination example.

When I first got the book I did skip through and read various sections, which lead me to much better management of my list of things ToDo, which in turn led me to the amazing app Remember The Milk which I’ve covered in a previous blog post, give it a try.

The Now Habit by Neil Fiore

The Now Habit is a classic book on overcoming procrastination. It provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the underlying causes of procrastination, such as fear of failure, perfectionism, and self-doubt. It also offers practical strategies for breaking the cycle of procrastination and developing a more positive mindset toward work and productivity.

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog! is a short and practical guide to overcoming procrastination and increasing productivity. The book emphasizes the importance of prioritizing tasks and tackling the most challenging ones first, rather than putting them off. It provides simple and actionable tips for managing time more effectively and getting more done in less time.

The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

The 5 AM Club is a book that emphasizes the importance of starting your day early and developing a morning routine that sets you up for success. The book argues that waking up early allows you to take control of your day and achieve your goals more efficiently. It provides practical tips for developing a morning routine that works for you, including exercise, meditation, and goal setting.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits is a book that focuses on developing positive habits and breaking negative ones. The book argues that small, incremental changes in behaviour can lead to significant improvements in productivity and well-being over time. It provides practical strategies for identifying and changing negative habits, as well as tips for developing positive habits that support your goals.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit is a book that explores the science of habit formation and how habits shape our lives. The book argues that habits are not just behaviours, but powerful systems that influence our thoughts, emotions, and actions. It provides practical strategies for identifying and changing negative habits, as well as tips for developing positive habits that support your goals.


Procrastination can be a difficult habit to overcome, but with the right tools and strategies, it’s possible to break the cycle and achieve your goals. These five books provide practical tips and strategies for overcoming procrastination, developing positive habits, and increasing productivity. Whether you’re struggling with work-related procrastination or simply need to develop better habits in your daily life, these books can help you get back on track and achieve your goals.

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